The Bundesliga managers see the joint "leadership trip" to the USA as a great opportunity for German football. "For us in the sporty Leadership is also important in day-to-day business, to think outside the box, to learn from other sports and institutions – such as Stanford University and its leaders – and to share our knowledge, "said Eintracht Frankfurt's sporting director Fredi Bobic on the four-day trip. in which the 14 decision-makers of the league plus five high-ranking representatives of the German Football Association (DFB) visited, among others, Facebook, Stanford University and the football club San Francisco 49ers.
The delegation included Bobic, Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, Gladbach's sporting director Max Eberl, DFB director Oliver Bierhoff and academy director Tobias Haupt. "I like the idea of Oliver Bierhoff that Bundesliga and DFB managers are involved in the development of football "Digital technologies are now widely used in football," said Salihamidzic. The former Bayern professional added: "That we look around in Silicon Valley speaks for itself." On the subject of leadership, the DFB is also organizing a festival on Monday in Frankfurt in which Bierhoff and ex-basketball superstar Dirk Nowitzki will speak.